| This position is based in the Air Quality and Climate Change Division, Bylaw and Regulation Development group. The incumbent will also work on projects with the Environmental Sampling and Monitoring group, the Air Quality Planning and Assessment group, and the Climate Change Policy group. |
Develops and prepares policy proposals and information documents on regional and local air quality, greenhouse gases and climate change and energy; writes comprehensive reports; follows-up and processes the results of decisions from technical and political committees relative to their consideration of policy proposals; reviews regional and municipal plans for compliance with policy objectives and provides input on strategic direction; reviews and comments on policy documents from other levels of government.
Develops strategies, plans and programs related to Air Quality Management Planning to prevent or reduce unacceptable air quality conditions and, in conjunction with other staff, implements related projects; develops project scope, resources, timelines, milestones, deliverables and anticipated outcomes; acts in a liaison capacity between the G.V.R.D. and other parties to facilitate effective integration of project schedules; assesses and monitors program and project impact and makes recommendations for changes.
Conducts and/or directs consultants engaged in technical research and analyses of policy proposals and programs specifically related to regional and local air quality, emission control, greenhouse gases and climate change and energy issues; prepares detailed reports and recommendations resulting from such studies.
Liaises with various internal and external contacts concerned with air quality planning, issues and trends; designs and coordinates multi-stakeholder consultations; attends related internal and external meetings and participates in and/or chairs committees, task forces or working groups involving general public or other stakeholders; represents the department to provide technical and professional advice on policy, goals and objectives, and regulations as they relate to air quality planning and related issues.
Prepares requests for proposal, evaluates bids, recommends consultants; monitors contracts and ensures contractor compliance with project specifications.
Participates in the development, maintenance and operation of computer models; gathers air quality and emissions information, prepares scenarios for use in airshed modeling and interprets results of same; develops project specific computerized applications and programs for departmental use.
Prepares and delivers presentations related to the work performed.
Directs the work of consultants; may assign, check and coordinate the work of one or more technical and professional staff engaged in projects.
Performs related work as required.